Assam flood: Priyanka Chopra 'devastated', Akshay Kumar donates Rs 2 cr, Hima Das gives half-a-month’s pay to CM Relief Fund
Director Jyoti Kapur Das also requested her fans to donate.
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The 37-year-old 'Quantico' actress took to Twitter to expressed how devastated she was to watch Assam suffer. She wrote, "Extremely devasted by all the news coming in from #Assam and other parts of India. It’s heartbreaking to read about the displacement and loss of life. My prayers with those affected."
Extremely devasted by all the news coming in from #Assam and other parts of India. It’s heartbreaking to read abou… https://t.co/N0FSZVOi5V— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) 1563338254000
Actresses Shraddha Kapoor and Dia Mirza put up Instagram stories to express grief on the flood-struck state's condition.
On Wednesday, the 51-year old National Award-winning actor, who was the only Indian to feature Forbes in 2019's highest-paid celebrities list, took to Twitter to announce that he plans to donate Rs 1 crore each to the Kaziranga Park rescue and Chief Minister's Relief Fund for Assam. He also urged his fans to contribute to the cause.
Absolutely heartbreaking to know about the devastation by floods in Assam.All affected, humans or animals,deserve s… https://t.co/fMQ2bTtuBd— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1563358501000
Assam-based athlete Das shared a glimpse of her flood-stricken neighbourhood, and appealed big corporates and followers to contribute to the CM's Relief Fund.
Flood situation in our state Assam is very critical, 30 out of 33 districts are currently affected. So i would like… https://t.co/c4QAxOmLMZ— Hima MON JAI (@HimaDas8) 1563262318000
Please support Assam #AssamFloods https://t.co/eZMZHyaMdF— Hima MON JAI (@HimaDas8) 1563364355000
The 19-year-old runner, who won the third Women's 200m Gold at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet in Czech Republic, further confirmed that she has donated half of her month's pay to the relief fund.
I have contributed my bit and requesting others also to please help people of Assam. #AssamFloods https://t.co/y7ml1EMGzG— Hima MON JAI (@HimaDas8) 1563277398000
Meanwhile, 'English Vinglish' actor Adil Hussain and Jyoti Kapur Das, director of award-winning short film 'Chutney', also requested their fans to donate generously.
Please donate generously! Please spread the word. @SrBachchan @prakashjha27 @mkoirala @Dibang @RandeepHooda… https://t.co/1jtoSnHEy0— Adil hussain (@_AdilHussain) 1563349846000
@Paytm has added the Assam Relief Fund convenience. Please click and donate whatever you can. No amount is too smal… https://t.co/kPq7AB0DiA— Jyoti Kapur Das (@jkd18) 1563349157000
For people who are willing to join the cause, mobile payment wallet Patym has opened contributions for #AssamFloodRelief on the app.
Important. We have opened contributions for #AssamFloodRelief on the Paytm App. Let us contribute generously to help those in need.— Paytm (@Paytm) 1563199372000
While 15 people have been killed in floods and landslides and over 46 lakh have been affected in Assam, 24 deaths have also been reported from north Bihar, which is also facing a serious flood situation, with water levels of rivers in the area continuing to rise.
An official of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said that 4,175 villages with 46.28 lakh people have been affected due to the floods as of Monday afternoon, while close to 90,000 hectare of agricultural land is inundated.
Over 10 lakh animals have also been affected. Almost 90 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park has been submerged, and authorities are taking various measures, including speed restrictions on NH 37 which touches the park, to save animals as they head to higher grounds.